AGAT Foundation


Michael Desanti Auditorium Class

The Michael desanti centre for excellence

The Centre and its Auditorium, where all broadcasts emanate from, is dedicated to the development of knowledge based initiatives which reach out with information on many different facets of life today.

AGAT Laboratories - Field Trip Series

AGAT Labs geological sciences team  conducts  leading educational field courses in a range of geoscience fields. These courses are open to any interested participants, and will count for Continuing Education Professional Development credits. Courses include day-trips focused on local analogues to key formations, bigger-picture road transects of regional geology, and overnight trips focused on particular resources.

 Montney Formation Field Trip with Jon Noad, Ph.D., P.Geol.

You can download the pdf here: Field Trip Series

Women in leadership

Creating an Open & Welcoming Workplace

The AGAT Foundation and the Michael DeSanti Centre were asked to host the 2021 Women in Leadership Event. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we made this event a virtual livestream following all of the COVID safety protocols.

This event was hosted by Jason Copping, MLA for Calgary-Varsity and the Minister of Labour and Immigration and  moderated by the Honourable Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women and feature guest speakers Geeta Sankappanavar, Marissa Reckmann and Catriona Le May Doan. 

You can watch the video here: Women in Leadership

AGAT Foundation Tour Van

AGAT Foundation Bus

The AGAT Foundation Bus helps students to experience knowledge in the sciences by bringing them from surrounding schools and exposing them to interactive science experiences at some of the AGAT Laboratories facilities. Our student tours are kicked off with a presentation of AGAT’s multidisciplinary scientific divisions and STEM career prospects. Students will meet our leading scientists and technical experts as they delve further into the inner workings of our laboratories and the real-life applications of our wide array of analytical solutions.

Tech Talks Stage

AGAT Laboratories - Tech Talks

Each year AGAT Laboratories hosts the Annual Tech Talks conference virtually from our Michael DeSanti Broadcast center. We register up to 500 virtual attendees for the one week event and attendees sign in virtually for an interactive presentation each day depending on subject matter interest at scheduled times during the day. The talks and presenters are a testament to a thriving and vibrant science and environmental community all across Canada . Many of the speakers filmed their pre-recorded presentations at the Michael DeSanti Centre, and in certain cases remote recording is accomplished virtually. Live stream presentations occur for certain current event subject matter.

Click the link to see the full list of presentations: AGAT Tech Talks 2023

Below are a few of the presentations that we have broadcast in the past:

Energy in a Post-Pandemic World
– Chris Slubicki

How Engagement and Collaboration Can Make or Break a Project 
– Sahra Deagle, B.A.Sc., R.T.(Ag.),
– Chris Tenszen, B.Sc., P.Ag.

Understanding polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs)
Court Sandau, PhD, Principal

Your Mental Health In The Era Of Digital Immersion
– Dr. Ryan Todd, M.D., FRCPC, CEO

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